Bring your appetite
It’s a steakhouse. It’s a butchery. Las Vacas is both and more, writes
IGET a Whatsapp message to meet at Las Vacas. A steakhouse? I don’t eat beef, so I wonder if I’ll end up just nibbling fries. Las Vacas in Glo Damansara, best known for its beef, is bright and cheerful, with corridor seating for those who prefer non-air-conditioned surroundings.
Inside, a chiller next to the kitchen holds cuts of premium Australian beef (wagyu, black angus and grassfed) for home-cooking (roasting and barbecue), sausages and beef wraps.
Customers choose from these and get the chef to cook it for them. Standard cooking charges for meat under 1kg (including marination, grilling, side salad and garlic bread) is RM30 and, for meat over 1kg, is RM100. Side orders of mushroom, vegetables, salad and fries are also available.
Las Vacas @ Glo is a joint partnership between the affable FD Idzham and Freddy Azman. Despite a30-year difference in their ages, the infectious camaraderie between the duo makes customers feel relaxed in their presence. Famous Beef Wrap (RM21.20 for six). Thin slices of sukiyaki beef are rolled with julienned carrots, French beans and a slice of cheese.
The rolls are sauteed briefly and a creamy soya cheese sauce is poured over. The six rolls disappeared in the blink of an eye.
SignatureWagyu5Tomahawk(RM53/100g) has a typical uncooked weight of 1.2-1.8kg. The prime rib is grilled, oven finished and served with roasted potato, grilled vegetables, garlic bread and mixed salad.
It’s really huge so my friends order instead Wagyu Ribeye MB7 (RM65/100g), andGrainfed Ribeye (RM75/200g). Both are just lightly salted and grilled.
My friends say the Grainfed Ribeye has a hearty chewy texture that most steak lovers enjoy. There is also some marbling, giving the steak a solid beefy flavour with smokey hints.
On the other hand, they feel that the Wagyu MB7 is quite the ultimate steak in terms of flavour and texture. It’s exceptionally tender, with a rich and luscious umamiflavour from the high percentage of marbling. Definitely worth the price.